Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sensational Birthday

Here is another card I made for J & C Creations. Most of the products I have used are available from their website and there is a quick 'how to make' tutorial on their Blog. I love this Penny Black stamp, I just have to smile when I look at the animals having a ball, or perhaps it's the cow toting her cowhide handbag, lol! 

Image - ‘The Sensations’ – Penny Black coloured with Promarkers
Black card
Green checked paper – Craft Creations
White Flower – Prima
Pearls – The Hobby House
Fleur de Lis Rectangles and Labels 2 cut using Spellbinders dies
Ribbon, paper rose

All available at J & C Creations

'Down On The Farm' - Passion for Promarkers
'Animals' - Truly Madly Crafty
'Anything Goes' - Mema's Crafts
'Anything Goes' - Crafty Bloggers Network
'Anything Goes' - Divas By Design

'Animal Crackers' - Joanna Sheen

Friday, 20 July 2012

In The Black

Today's card is a bit different from my norm, it's rare these days not see a stamped image on my cards, however I wanted to enter the Come & Get It Challenge this week as they have a sweet sketch and a stamped image didn't really fit. Mind you, by the time I get this posted I might be too late, where does the time go?! I love black & white, but couldn't resist a tiny splash of colour with the gem!

White card embossed with Cuttlebug's 'Divine Swirls' embossing folder
Papers - Papermania Capsule Collection
The squares (
'Inverted Scallops') and tag were cut using Spellbinders  dies 
The border ('Layered Arches') and butterfly were punched using Martha Stewart punches
Lace - WOC
Ribbon - Hobbycraft

Sketch - Come & Get It
'Use Black Cardstock' - Creative Card Crew

Thursday, 19 July 2012

A Forgotten Treasure

Having gotten the hang of colouring hair with my Promarkers (not perfect, but much better now!) , I decided it was time to practice colouring pleats. I was searching through my stamps when I came across this sweetie, I have not used her for absolutely ages and thinking back, I do not believe I've ever posted a card with her on it. So, not quite the result I was after, but not too bad me thinks.

Image - 'Flower Girl' - Sugar Nellie's Gorgeous Girl coloured with Promarkers
Ticket sentiment - Crafty Sentiments ticket shape with a Dovecraft sentiment stamped on top
Paper - 'Back to Basics II' - Dovecraft
Corners made with a punch
Lace & rose buds - WOC
Ribbon, pearls & roses - J & C Creations

'Lavender & Lace' - Anything Goes
'Doilies & Lace' - CYDA
'Use Up Your Stash' - Whoopsi Daisy
'Dust It Off' - Incy Wincy

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Well, the rain finally stopped today, the sun made an appearance and several challenges this week are summer related, so in celebration I have made a summery card. I was the lucky winner at Dutch Dare recently and my prize was to choose 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments Designs. It was a hard choice as they are all lovely, but I managed to pick 3 and one of them was this gorgeous image, 'Tess Summer Fun' - very apt! I cut out the circle myself again, I really must invest in some circular card blanks!

Image - 'Tess Summer Fun' & ticket sentiment - Crafty Sentiments Designs, coloured with Promarkers
Papers - 6 x 6 pad 'Butterfly Garden' - Wild Rose Studio
Doily cut using 'French Pastry' die - Cheery Lynn
Circle & scalloped circle cut using Spellbinders dies

Leaves cut using 'Fancy Flourish' die - Cheery Lynn 
Ribbon - Papermania Capsule Collection
Pearl buckle, rose buds & lace - WOC
Roses & pearls - J & C Creations
Glitter - Diamond Sparkles 'Angel Whispers' - Hunkydory

'Summer' - CRAFT
'Circles' - Little Miss Muffet
'Tic Tac Toe' - Dutch Dare (Summer fun/pearls/ribbon)
'Summertime' - Card Mad Fairy
'Doilies & lace' - CYDA
'Not a Square' - Dream Valley
'Circles' - I ♥ Promarkers
'Anything Goes' - Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Friday, 13 July 2012

In The Pink

Today is the 13th of the month, so that means a brand new challenge at J & C Creations. I'm particularly excited about this challenge as it's the first time I am showcasing a DT card. This month the theme is easy peasy - Anything Goes, so there is no excuse not to get crafting and join in the fun. J & C are offering a very generous prize of a £20 voucher to spend on a huge range of products in their online store, (wish I could enter!) So what are you waiting for?!

Image & sentiment from the 'Wonderful' PB clear stamp set
Pink card - Coredinations Tim Holtz & Ranger
Papers - Craft Creations
Dies used - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Distressed Doily' & 'Brackets' and Decorative Strip 'Vintage Lace'
'Worn Lipstick' Tim Holtz distress ink pad
Pink checked ribbon 
Heart charm
Pink roses

All products available at J & C Creations

'Monochromatic' - Whimsy Stamps Inspiration
'Anything Goes' - Tammy's Scrapin Corner
'Anything Goes' - That Craft Place
'Gingham/checks' - Passion for Promarkers
'Doilies & lace' - CYDA

Thursday, 12 July 2012

By the River

I missed last week's sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, I really must be more organised! So I'm getting in early this week with Sketch #162.

I'm having a good week so far. I've won a prize at Dutch Dare and have been nominated for a top 5 spot at Passion for Promarkers & Come & Get It. And, thanks to Bev's fantastic video tutorial I am much more happy with my colouring of hair (this cutie ended up in the bin 3 times 'til I watched the tutorial!) All I need now is for the sun to come out! (won't hold my breath).

Image - 'By The River' - LOTV, coloured with Promarkers
DPs - Papermania Capsule Collection
Circles & scalloped circles cut using Spellbinders dies and embossed using 'Swiss Dots' Cuttlebug embossing folder
Picket fence cut using a Marianne Design die
Card candi from stash coloured with Promarkers

'Gingham/checks' - Passion for Promarkers
'Circles' - I ♥ Promarkers
Sketch - Sweet Sketch Wednesday
'Monochromatic' - Whimsy Stamps Inspirations
'Summer' - CRAFT
'Summertime' - Incy Wincy Designs

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Joanna Sheen GDT Card

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Joanna Sheen and I have the honour of being a Guest Designer! This fortnight the theme is Going Round In Circles and here is my card. I don't own any circular cards, so this was made the old fashioned way with a compass and scissors. I have used one of the images from the Joanna Sheen 'Daisy & Friends' cd, she's a real cutie. I have used my new Memory Box die which I bought from the Joanna Sheen online shop and I can't get enough of it (as you can see!) The paper has polka dots on it, I've used circular die cuts for the image and finished off with round flowers and tiny round pearls, so I think I've pretty much kept to the theme lol! There is one drawback to being a Guest Designer and that is I can't join in the challenge!! so I'll have to see what other challenges my card will fit into!

Image - from Joanna Sheen 'Daisy & Friends' cd, coloured with Promarkers
Papers - 'Spring Chic' from Docrafts Me to You
Circles & Scalloped circle cut using Spellbinders dies
Die cuts around the edge & behind sentiment cut using 'Ringed Buckle' die - Memory Box
Leafy swirls cut using 'Fanciful Flourish' die - Cheery Lynn
Flowers - Prima
Pearls - Habico
Roses & lace - WOC 

'Girlie Card' - The Ribbon Girl
'Polka Dot with a Birthday Theme' - Anything Goes
'Anything Goes' - Whimsy Stamps Inspirations
'Anything but Square' - Dream Valley

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Hedgehog Birthday Visit

More Penny Black today, can't get enough of their cute characters at the moment. I wanted to enter the challenge at Penny Black Saturday this week where the theme is 'Hot Metal', but I realised that my stash does not include much metal at all. However this was remedied after a trip to J & C Creations yesterday where I picked up a packet of these gorgeous heart charms (and a few other bits as well, including the doily die!) 

Image - Penny Black 'Hedgehog Visit' coloured with Promarkers
Checked & polka dot papers - 'Basil & Buttercup' decoupage pad - Trimcraft
Doily cut using Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On the edge 'Distressed Doily' die
Circles cut using Spellbinders dies
Sentiment mounted onto Memory Box die - 'Ringed Buckle'
Lace - WOC
Pearls - Habico
'Simple Heart' charm - The Hobby House
Peach card & ribbon from stash

'Hot Metal' - Penny Black Saturday
Sketch - Passion for Promarkers
'Polka Dot with a Birthday Theme - Anything Goes
'Anything Goes' - Whimsy Stamps Inspirations
'Bugs' - Come & Get It

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Summer Sparkle

I've been feeling summery this week and so today's card reflects that as the colours are warm and summery. Instead of a cute image I've gone for this lovely butterfly. I must admit I've had the papers a while, but have been reluctant to use them as they are so pretty and sparkly - I wanted to keep them to myself! Unfortunately they don't show up well in the photo.

I've used the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Image - Creative Expressions stamp HH283E coloured with Promarkers & glittered with Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles 'Angel Whispers'
DPs - 'Summer Breeze' - Dovecraft
Roses - WOC
Pearls - Habico
Buckles cut using Memory Box die
Ribbon & brass butterfly brads from stash

'Things With Wings' - Whoopsi Daisy
'Anything Goes' - I ♥ Promarkers
Sketch - Sweet Sketch Wednesday
'Flutterby Butterfly' - Dutch Dare
'Summer Daze' - Joanna Sheen
'Things With Wings' - Dream Valley
'Sparkle' - Little Miss Muffet